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Elliott School Extends Sympathy to Family, Friends of Dr. Janne Nolan

The Elliott School extends its deepest sympathy to family and friends at the passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Janne Nolan. 

Nolan was a research professor and led the Nuclear Security Working Group for many years at the Elliott School. 

Her lifetime dedication to national and nuclear security and proliferation policy made her an invaluable figure in bridging the partisan divide and contributing to the formation and implementation of a nuclear security policy. 

“Nolan’s contributions to nuclear security policy cannot be understated. We will miss her dearly, and her voice will live on and her influence will continue to impact the world,” said Reuben Brigety, dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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Elliott School Professor Henry Farrell Awarded Freidrich Schiedel Prize

The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” is endowed by
the Munich-based Friedrich Schiedel Stiftung, a foundation in the name of entrepreneur and philanthropist Friedrich Schiedel.

The foundation supports both social and scientific causes. The “Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology” was established in 2018 and is awarded to outstanding
individuals from science, politics, economics and other public spheres who actively and innovatively contribute to inter- and transdisciplinary projects linking politics and technology. 

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Elliott School Professor Hugh Gusterson Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Hugh Gusterson has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a book tentatively titled "Tinkering with Armageddon: Nuclear Weapons Science After the Cold War."  

Based on many years of fieldwork, the book reconstructs the U.S. decision to give up nuclear testing after the cold war and analyzes the ways in which the community of nuclear weapons scientists has reinvented itself in the absence of its core practice for the production of nuclear knowledge.


Jillian Dipersio

Jillian Dipersio

BA Candidate, International Affairs

"My research has focused on the social effects of desertification and drought. Through conversations with local professors, livestock famers, and government officials my hope is to propose policy solutions to desertification in the Sahel, a region in Africa."

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